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Public Services and Health Policy and Scrutiny Committee - 6 June 2013

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House06th June 2013

NOTICE AND AGENDA

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Thursday, 6 June 2013 at 7.30pm.

Members of the Committee:-

Councillors:-

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Chairman)

Russell Smith

 

Chris Ayrton (Vice-Chairman)

Sue Stibbs

 

Kemal Butt

Len Tippen

 

Leighton Dann

Brian White

 

Helen Lehrle

 

 David Gardner, Director of Corporate Resources and Governance
29 May 2013

The Policy and Scrutiny Committee welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on agenda items.  Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes.  Please note that, in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee.  Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 14 March 2013.

13 03 14 PS mins (doc)

3.

NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 31 to be announced, together with the special circumstances, which justify their consideration as a matter of urgency.  The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

POLICY

5.

COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION – CHERRY HILLS, SOUTH OXHEY

 

1.1 On 3 November 2011, this Committee considered a report (attached at Appendix 1) concerning a petition received by the Council requesting that they “carry out their duties as a responsible local authority and cut down the overgrown amenity land in Cherry Hills, South Oxhey immediately.”  Cherry Hills is in Ashridge Ward.

1.2 This matter was again raised by Councillor Ty Harris of Northwick Ward resulting in a subsequent report (attached at Appendix 2) being considered by this Committee on 14 March 2013.

1.3 Both reports set out the Committee’s powers to deal with a matter referred by a Member under Section 21A, paragraph (c) of the Local Government Act 2000 as amended by the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

1.4  The Committee’s consideration of these reports, along with matters/questions arising as a result, is detailed at Section 2 below.

13 06 06 PS i - (05) cherry hills (doc)

13 06 06 PS i - (05) cherry hills-app 1 (doc)

13 06 06 PS i - (05) cherry hills-app 2 (doc)

13 06 06 PS i - (05) cherry hills-app 3 (pdf)

6.

PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGES

 

To recommend to Members service changes which will enable the removal of cardboard from the organic waste stream.

13 06 06 PS i - (06) composting update report (doc)

7.

BOTTLE BANK CONSORTIUM

 

To advise members on the costs associated with the consortium bottle bank consortium, with a view to non-renewal of the contract in February 2014.

13 06 06 PS i - (07) bottle bank (doc)

 

SCRUTINY

8.

END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE REPORT

 

The purpose of reporting the performance of service plans to the Policy and Scrutiny Committees is to enable Members to monitor ongoing performance against a range of issues and to question the Head of Service on these and other service related matters.

13 06 06 PS i - (08) end of year performance 12-13 (doc)

13 06 06 PS i - (08) end of year performance-app 1 (doc)

 

WORK PROGRAMME

9..

WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

13 06 06 PS i - (09) work prog (doc)

13 06 06 PS i - (09) work prog-app a (doc)

10.

OTHER BUSINESS – if approved under item 3 above.

11.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

            “that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraphs (1-7) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act.  It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

(Note: If other confidential business is approved under Item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional item(s).

1.

OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3.